Edward P. "Ed" McMahon Jr. (1923-2009). Capt., U.S. Marine Corps, 1943-45, 52-53, WW II & Korean War. Served as a Corsair fighter pilot instructor in WW II, then flew 85 artillery-spotting missions over Korea in a Cessna Bird Dog earning 6 Air Medals. He was later promoted to colonel in the reserves, and BrigGen in the Calif Nat'l Guard.
Ed McMahon-Marine Reserves-WW2-Korea-1941-66-flight instructor- flew 85 combat missions, earning 6 Air Medals in Korea.Colonel/state commission as Brigadier General (TV Host/Announcer/Johnny Carson's Sidekick)
Ed McMahon - Johnny Carson's longtime sidekick, announcer, and TV show host. Prior to his long show-business career, he was a Marine fighter pilot who flew 85 combat missions and earned six Air Medals. I saw him on the Johnny Carson Show at Burbank, CA.
Game-show host/announcer/spokesman Ed McMahon was born today 3-6 in 1923. He first worked with Johnny Carson on the daytime game show Who Do You Trust? (1957-62) and in Oct of 1962 he launched with Johnny on the Tonight Show. He hosted Star Search in the 80s-mid 90s. Ed passed in 2009.